Refining Technique in Academic Writing

  I wrote briefly last week about the importance of technique in academic writing.   Academic writing is, above all else, a specialised form of communication, which remains true whether we are teaching essay writing to first year students or working on a journal article addressing our research. Articles, essays, theses, and dissertations are all … Continue reading Refining Technique in Academic Writing

Making It New: Innovation in Arts & Humanities Research

“Research” in the early days—and by that I mean in the days of elementary school—was a straightforward affair.  Or it was until the revolution of the parenthetical citation marked a turning point in the yearly convention of the spring research paper.  In those early days, "research" also looked quite  different, in that it was largely … Continue reading Making It New: Innovation in Arts & Humanities Research

Making the Most Out of Experiential Learning: 5 Things That Work for Me

Over the past several years I have experimented with experiential learning in my teaching: how it's presented, how it's managed, and how it's evaluated.  This semester I have rolled out a full-scale experiential learning component for my module on the Twentieth-Century British Novel--and this has only come after a great deal of trial and error.  … Continue reading Making the Most Out of Experiential Learning: 5 Things That Work for Me